Office Manager

Organisation : Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Location : Melbourne (Melbourne CBD)

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Administration & Office Support, Customer Service

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 27 May, 2019

About the Role

The Office Manager works closely in a support capacity across the Festival team on a wide variety of tasks related to the day-to-day business of Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The primary responsibilities of this position are the creation and maintenance of an effective and supportive Melbourne Comedy Festival office environment and the presentation of an efficient and accessible first point of contact for the public.

An administrative assistant will be employed from early January and a receptionist from early March through to the conclusion of the Festival to assist with enquiries and day-to-day administration during the busiest period of the year. These positions report to the Office Manager.

The 12-month term will be renewed on successful completion of the contract.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the world’s biggest and most loved comedy festivals. The Festival sells in excess of 550,000 tickets annually and generates more than $17 million in box office. Aggregate attendance including free performances is over 770,000 people and the live audience numbers are boosted by millions of viewers for the nationally broadcast TV specials.

Conceived to promote the comedic arts in Australia, Melbourne International Comedy Festival has earned its global reputation through creative, eclectic programming. The organisation is active year round with national and international touring, educational and artistic development programs complementing the presentation of the annual four-week festival.

The Festival values and encourages inventiveness, diligence and respect for all. Melbourne International Comedy Festival staff contribute as a team to the production of the Festival and have the opportunity for input in a variety of areas. An ability to communicate effectively and collaborate in a way that enables efficient and professional delivery of all aspects of the Festival's operations is essential.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Damien Hodgkinson

Phone : 03 9245 3700

Email :

Along with a resume, applicants must submit a written statement (maximum two pages) addressing the selection criteria for the position.

Download the position description:

Salary information is available on request.

Applications close 5pm Monday 27 May 2019 and should be addressed to Damien Hodgkinson, Executive Director, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, C/-

Enquiries: telephone 03 9245 3700 or email


Please quote in application: Office Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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